Thursday, October 14, 2010

Creamy Chicken Rice Dish

2 T. butter or margarine
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 ribs celery, sliced
1 carrot, very thinly sliced
1 (7-oz) can mushrooms and juice (optional)
1/2 c. frozen green peas
2 c. cooked white or wild rice
1 c. chopped cooked chicken
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1/2 c. flour
3 c. milk
1 c. chicken broth
2 t. salt
1/2 t. garlic salt
1 t. sage

In a large saucepan, melt the 2 T. butter. Add onion, celery, and carrots and saute until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in mushrooms, green peas, rice, and chicken; set aside. In a separate saucepan prepare a white sauce by melting the 1/2 c. butter over medium heat. Stir in flour to make a paste. Add milk, chicken broth, salt, garlic salt, and sage. Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture reaches a boil. Continue cooking for about two more minutes. Remove from heat and pour into pan with chicken and vegetables. Cook briefly over medium heat to warm through. Makes 4-6 servings.

The homemade white sauce makes this dish extra tasty!! Usually in these types of dishes we just add a can of cream of chicken soup...but be sure to take the extra step and make the homemade white sauce.
My family loved it!


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